Central Kalimantan Province

Official Name : Kalimantan Tengah (Abbreviation: Kal-Teng) ; Origin of Name : ‘Kalimantan’ is Indonesian (and locals) name of ‘Borneo’. Although many theories exist about its origin, one is from the Indian approach. ‘Kalimantan’ which is often spelled ‘Klemantan’ is derived from Sanskrit : “Kalamanthana” or burning weather island (or island that is very hot temperature). It consists of two words ‘kal[a] : season, period’ and ‘manthan[a] : burning’. But the words “Kalamanthana’ is spelled Kalmantan. And the indigineous people fixed it into Klemantan.

‘Tengah’ means ‘central’, thus ‘Kalimantan Tengah’ refers to ‘Central part of Kalimantan’

History :

Founded : 1956 (prior that was part of Kalimantan Province from 1945-1956, capital in Banjarmasin)

Location : North-Eastern part of Kalimantan. Along Makassar Strait. Bordering Malaysia’s Sabah (Tawau, Nabawan & Sipitang), Malaysia’s Sarawak (Kapit, Limbang & Miri), Central Kalimantan (Murung Raya & Barito Utara), West Kalimantan (Sintang & Kapuas Hulu) & South Kalimantan (Tabalong, Balangan & Kota Baru Daratan).

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Kalteng Peta Central kalimantan map

Administrative Divisions : 1 city/ 13 Regencies (Municipals):name (its capital) -see the chart with coresponding number-

1. Palangka Raya City (provincial capital)

2. PULANG PISAU (Pulang Pisau City)

3. KAPUAS (Kuala Kapuas)

4. SOUTH BARITO (Buntok)

5. EAST BARITO (Tamiang Layang)

6. NORTH BARITO (Muara Teweh)

7. MURUNG RAYA (Purukcahu)

8. GUNUNG MAS (Kuala Kurun)

9. KATINGAN (Kasongan)


11.SERUYAN (Kuala Pembuang)

12.WEST KOTAWARINGIN (Pangkalan Bun)

13.LAMANDAU (Nanga Bulik)

14.SUKAMARA (Sukamara City)

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State University:


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Traditional Clothes:

Traditional weapon : Dayak’s sumpit & Mandau; Coastal Malay’s kris

Traditional house : Typical Dayak’s house is called Rumah Lamin. It’s a long house where many related families live together.

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Rivers, Mountain & Natural :

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism : (handicrafts as well as many Malaysian & Singaporean products)

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

Official Map:


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